25 Mar TCU Students Seek Green Rush Knowledge As The State of Texas Prepares To Issue First Medical Marijuana Business Licenses
Cannabis has mystified generations with all sorts of scary allegations – allegations which many find intriguing, and some even find tempting. These mysterious allegations have more often than not, lacked any evidence based research. But now, evidence based research is starting to roll-in and steadily debunk these age-old allegations. The modern world is becoming more aware and welcoming towards the miraculous cannabis plant, and the immense benefits that it has to offer with the potential to cure cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.
The green revolution that started in California back in 1996 has grown to 28 states now having some form of legalized status with recognition spreading beyond the US and gaining traction globally. The legalization of cannabis has paved the way for the emergence of a booming industry that is estimated to grow to $50 billion over the next decade. Now, the green revolution has made its way to Texas with the first medical marijuana business licenses to be issued this September. Yes, that’s right, in September of 2017, the State of Texas will issue licenses to sell medical marijuana in the Lone Star State.
The emerging cannabis industry is very much an entrepreneurs dream. A huge opportunity exists for budding entrepreneurs to venture into the multi-billion dollar cannabis revolution as the industry goes from the underground, black market into the mainstream with more revenue than generated by NFL ticket sales. Ongoing legalization and legislative endorsement has made the cannabis industry safe for investors and the first generation of entrepreneurs to pursue life changing wealth.
The 2nd Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference in Fort Worth
The 2nd Annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo (SWCC) will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from April 22-23, 2017. The two-day business conference is set and ready to educate Texas entrepreneurs about the ins and outs of the cannabis business, as well as educating all Texans interested in just learning about the demystified alternative medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant. The occasion will be marked by the presence of cannabis experts, industry analysts and keynote speakers, representing the various segments of the overall cannabis industry. Dallas, Texas based, North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USOTC:USMJ) is bringing out the not-for-profit Hemp Educate America (HEA) Foundation as one of those experts at the Expo to accelerate the Texas entrepreneur and cannabis user learning curve with the decade of experience Hemp Educate America Foundation has garnered in California cannabis market.
HEA recently visited Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and had an opportunity to speak with students on campus about the upcoming Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo, and found a high degree of interest in the subject matter. Students in finance, accounting, management science, marketing, and economics agreed that the Annual SWCC event will be a tremendous opportunity to gain real insight into the industry and the exciting careers that will come from America’s fastest growing market. The Texas event will particularly benefit the business graduates and current students of Texas Christian University that has a sizeable endowment fund worth $1.2 billion.
The event will also feature credible and renowned equity management firms, looking for students to welcome groundbreaking entrepreneurial ideas to make investments, in the cannabis industry.
“The core of any success is education, and I truly believe knowledge can beat many odds that life throws at us.” Steven M. Rash, CEO, North American Cannabis Holdings, Dallas, TX
The Millennial Generation and Private Equity Firms Come Together Over Cannabis
The revenue and profit potential of the cannabis industry has the attention of private equity firms. As mentioned in Private Equity: A Sector That Will Build Cannabis Into A Multi-Million Dollar Industry, fund managers recognize the importance of millennial generation managers getting involved in the enterprises that pursue the ground floor cannabis industry opportunities.
The ground floor nature of the cannabis industry is ripe for young business students and aspiring entrepreneurs to seize Facebook-founder-like opportunity. Social Media startups depended on campus talent just like the future Facebook-of-Cannabis startups now equally depend on current college students.
The industry, still being in its incubation phase, will be defined by today’s start-ups and early stage enterprises. Today’s entrepreneurs will establish the standards for HR, marketing, finance, legalities, retail, and supply chain, within the growing cannabis industry. Those joining the ‘green rush’ today will be the industry pioneers recognized alongside the famous pioneers from the race to space; the digital revolution, and the social media empowered shared economy.
Aspiring entrepreneurs with groundbreaking, innovative ideas, should attend the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo to learn from cannabis industry advocates like Hemp Educate America Foundation, and to meet cannabis industry investors looking for millennial talent.
We would like to give special thanks to Mr. Steven Rash of North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USOTC:USMJ) for the generous donation of $2,709 to support our cause. 50% of the proceeds will benefit students’ scholarships and contributions to other non-profits with similar mission. Our goal is to raise $900,000 by December 31, 2017 so we can sponsor 12 students by the end of this year. The tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation.
About the Author: Carlo Desierto is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in business startups. He has founded, built intrinsic value, and sold several companies in which he sits as an adviser for the Board of Directors. Carlo has interviewed over 200+ entrepreneurs and published mini-biographies for new digital media channels relating to entrepreneurship, health, self-help, futurology, and the green industry.